Daily Prompt–Tables Turned

Are you as comfortable in front of a camera as behind one? Being written about, as well as writing?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us DISCOMFORT.

Some people are perfectly comfortable having their photograph taken. They have naturally photogenic and at ease in front of the camera.

I am not one of these people. I hate having my photograph taken. I am not photogenic. I don’t take a good photo. I always seem to be caught at an odd moment. I have a strange expression on my face or appear to be making a face at the camera. My hair never looks right. I am always squinting at the camera. My smile looks false. I never look comfortable because I’m not. Even in studio portraits I don’t feel I take a good photograph. And these are professionally posed pictures. Out of ten or more poses, I maybe will find one that I can stand. Even that i don’t really like. It’s just hopeless.

I’ve never really been written about except by myself. I don’t particularly like writing about myself. I don’t like laying myself open to everybody for everyone to see my good points and bad points. But that is what these Word Press daily prompts do occasionally. They ask you to write about yourself. And so I do. I don’t especially like it, but I’ve sort of committed it doing the daily prompts so I usually tackle them. So I write about myself. As distasteful as it is. Now that I think about it, the daily prompts are often about writing about yourself. So I do it more rather than less, such as I’m doing now. This prompt is a perfect example.

So I don’t like the attention, but sometimes it’s necessary. I do have my photograph taken on occasion. I write about myself more than I would like. I don’t like to be the center of attention, but there it is.



About mairedubhtx

I am a "youngish" grandmother of 15 year old twin granddaughter who has recently (is a year "recent"?) adopted Islam as my way of life, much to the consternation of my family. I love to read. I love to write. I am writing a book about my decision to revert, about my spiritual journey. I have another blog about stories from my youth, my parents, and grandparents. It's a blog so my OCD daughter will not be able to throw it out when I die. I suffer from depression and anxiety, for which I am treated, so my posts may be a bit dark at times. C'est la vie.
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One Response to Daily Prompt–Tables Turned

  1. Adam S says:

    I look like a tool in most pictures. Same face. One eye closed. Derp lips. Fml…

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